Mitt Gives Pigs In A Poke A Bad Name

The GOP rightly ridiculed Nancy Pelosi for saying of Obamacare that we need to pass the bill, so we can find out what’s in it.  Americans don’t respond well to condescension and paternalism.

But now the GOP wants us to vote for Mitt Romney, who is essentially running as the proverbial pig in a poke.  He wants us to elect him, so we can find out what’s in him.

Check out Stephen Hayes’ interview with Mitt, “The candidate attempts to reassure conservatives,” in The Weekly Standard:

“Mitt Romney wants to eliminate government programs and shutter cabinet agencies.

“But Romney, ever cautious, is reluctant to get specific about the programs he would like to kill.

“‘So I think it’s important for me to point out that I anticipate that there will be departments and agencies that will either be eliminated or combined with other agencies. … So will there be some that get eliminated or combined?  The answer is yes, but I’m not going to give you a list right now.’

“Romney’s answer goes a long way to explain why some conservatives have been reluctant to embrace his candidacy.  They want a list.  They want it to be long, they want it to be detailed, and they want a candidate who is not only willing to provide one but eager to campaign on it.”

So basically they want a different candidate.  Which is what all of us, not just conservatives, deserve.